Meet our childcare professionals

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Nicole Gracey

Manager

I have worked within Education Settings for 4 years, mostly within private nursery settings but also in a special school, and various After School clubs.
I have worked from an apprentice through to Playgroup Manager and have studied both my SVQ Level 3 and 4 throughout these last four years. I have recently started to study my BA in Childhood Practice through the University of Dundee to further my skills and knowledge relating to Childhood Practice. Working with children has always been a passion of mine, I have 1 niece and 5 nephews, and have loved to watch them play, learn, and grow into the little people they are today. Being an auntie made me want to work with children of different age groups and really understand what is important in ensuring children are reaching their milestones

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Louise Gourmelen

Early Years Practitioner

I joined the team in September 2018, and work in a part-time capacity. I bring diverse professional experience and education to my role, and hold an HNC in Childhood Practice. My practice is child-led, playful and kind, always respecting the rights of the child. As well as the experience of being a parent, I also bring my special interests to the group including expressive arts and visual literacy. Holy Corner is an uplifting and positive community environment in which to work and learn, and I am grateful to be part of such a knowledgeable, caring and passionate team.

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Fahmida Yasmin

Early Years Practitioner

I joined the team in November 2019, and I work 5 days a week. I have an HNC in childcare, and I have experience working with children of different ages in a variety of settings, as well as being a mum of 3 myself!  I have always loved working with children, and I believe Holy Corner Playgroup provides a very nurturing environment. I really enjoy doing arts and crafts with the children, and I love reading them stories. I can also speak Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

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Ellen Duff

Early Years Practitioner

A huge welcome to the newest member of our team. Ellen joined us in March 2020 and, with 4 children of her own, brings a weath of personal experience to this role.